Cat Creek Waterfall Hike

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2.4 km
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146 m
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The trail to Cat Creek Waterfall is a beautiful forested trail that is perfect for all abilities. It is a great stopping point in Kananaskis Country and a must-do along Highway 40.

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Route Description for Cat Creek Waterfall Hike

The Cat Creek Waterfall trail begins in the parking area for the Cat Creek Recreation Area. Follow the signs and cross Highway 40. The trail is easy to follow and reaches the waterfall after 1.2 km and some rolling elevation. The trail features educational and interpretive signs along the route that are great for families. The waterfall is a medium-sized water feature at the end of the trail and is a great objective for a short trail.

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Getting to the Cat Creek Waterfall Hike Trailhead

From Highway 40 at the Trans Canada Junction, travel southbound past Highwood Pass and continue on until you reach the Cat Creek Provincial Recreation Area. The trailhead is on the right side when you are driving south along Highway 40.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Reasonable start/end dates for route

  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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